I'm in no way advocating this for anyone else, but based on what Sharp Guy posted I took mine apart and slid the spring forward a bit. I like it.
Pic 1 shows the spring fully nested in its pocket:
Pic 2 shows it moved forward, with the curve of the bar pressed against the curve in the lock bar:
Pic 3 shows the clearance between the blade and the spring when closed:
If you depress the lock with the blade closed (why would you do that?), the spring DOES contact the blade. *BUT* if you depress the the lock with the blade closed (again, why would you do that?) with the spring fully seated, it ALSO contacts the blade, just a little further toward the tip. To me this is a great, non-destructive mod that eases operation without impacting the quality of the knife. I'm keeping it this way.
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